AC Milan did indeed make an attempt to sign Mauro Icardi from Inter last summer, a report claims, spearheaded by Zvonimir Boban.
There were rumours at the time that the Rossoneri had tried to get something done as Inter looked to offload Icardi who had been deemed outside of their project, but in the end he joined Paris Saint-Germain.
The attempt was actually confirmed by Wanda a few months ago: “Was there the possibility of taking him to Milan? Yes, it would have been much more comfortable for me, for the family, my children and also my career. However, he chose the best thing for his career.”
Sky Italia (via MilanLive) have confirmed that Zvonimir Boban had carried out an enquiry for the Argentine centre-forward.
When the negotiation for the move to PSG was underway at the Hotel Bulgari in Milan, the former Chief Football Officer of Milan tried to hijack talks by proposing a loan, however the French club’s offer was better economically for Inter and the prospects were more interesting for the player himself.
Milan also could not give Icardi the opportunity to play in the Champions League or in the Europa League, meaning Boban’s attempts were ultimately unsuccessful.
It is still unclear whether the PSG will pay the €70million option to buy they have built into the loan deal, and the cancellation of the rest of the Ligue 1 season may have an impact. In any case, it appears he is now out of Milan’s reach regardless.